Student Life

Transfer Edge helps in building a vibrant community for our students. By organizing weekly social events and hosting engaging workshops, we create and cultivate an enriching and inclusive environment that enhances the college experience.

Opportunities to meet and mingle include:

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Kickoff Event

Jumpstart your journey as a UC Santa Barbara student at the Transfer Edge welcome event. Meet your peers and peer mentors and foster connections through games, food, and music. Be prepared to fully immerse in Edge and ready to succeed in your courses! 

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Fireside Chats

Join in on authentic conversations about the transfer experience with peers and alumni. Gain insight into how they have been successful and what they are doing to leverage their experiences for academic and professional success. Engage in these conversations to cater the discussion to your unique needs. 

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Gaucho Guides

This series features presentations from campus leaders that inform you about campus resources and opportunities that will help you make the most out of your academic experience. Take this chance to learn about the campus and connect with faculty, staff, and graduate students!

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Join your peers to unwind from a busy week with game nights, ice skating, bowling, barbecues, beach volleyball, hiking, walks, cooking lessons, and more! Exciting social events will assist in community building and making lasting connections at UC Santa Barbara.

In collaboration with the Transfer Student Center, Transfer Edge will bring you opportunities to learn what UC Santa Barbara has to offer, including workshops focused on professional development and academic success. 

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Housing & Meals

Tailor your Transfer Edge experience by selecting housing options that will best allow you to recharge, refuel, and thrive.
We recognize that our students come from a variety of circumstances, strengthening the vibrant diversity of our living and learning community. You can participate in Transfer Edge whether commuting from a local residence, riding your bike from an Isla Vista sublet, or opting to live with other Edge students in the Santa Ynez Apartments

Adjacent to campus and Isla Vista, these university-owned apartments are reserved for 3rd and 4th year UC Santa Barbara students and boast the following:

  • Fully furnished 2-bedroom apartments with all utilities included, plus 24-hour on-call maintenance and emergency staff
  • 5-minute bike ride from the center of campus 
  • Multiple BBQ areas throughout the complex, three community centers for studying and lounging, and a fitness center
  • Full kitchens equipped with cabinets, a sink with garbage disposal, a stove, oven, and a refrigerator 
  • Resident assistants who are available for after-hours assistance and community building 
  • Beautiful views of the mountains, with open spaces nearby for exploring and recharging in nature

Do you anticipate being too busy exploring UC Santa Barbara to cook?

The Tenaya Market & Eatery is conveniently located just down the street from the Santa Ynez Apartments, and offers a variety of local and sustainable food options for purchase. A range of Summer Meal Plans are also available to students who wish to eat in the UCSB dining commons in between studying and socializing.

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